In the face of hurtful public discourse and worldwide conflict, many Christians long for lives of genuine compassion. After all, centuries of Christian teachings have insisted that compassion forms the heart of the Christian life.
But what does it mean to be compassionate in the way Jesus was? What does wise, courageous, world-transforming compassion look like in daily life? And assuming we know what compassion is, how do we form true compassion in our lives? How do we become compassionate toward ourselves and others--even those we experience as enemies?
In Living Compassion, Andrew Dreitcer leads us through compassion practices that appear from the earliest centuries of Christianity right up to the present. Each practice, whether ancient or contemporary, moves us from understanding compassion to truly living compassion.
Author: Andrew Dreitcer Publisher: Upper Room Books Published: 11/01/2017 Pages: 160 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.50lbs Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.50d ISBN: 9780835817233
About the Author Dreitcer, Andrew: - Andrew Dreitcer is a faculty member of Claremont School of Theology, where he is associate professor of spirituality, director of spiritual formation, and codirector of the Center for Engaged Compassion. He and his wife life in Oakland, California, and have 2 adult daughters.